Things to do in Toulouse

New to Toulouse? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Toulouse

If you're in Toulouse to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Jardin Japonais Pierre Baudis

⭐️ 4.5 (13791)

Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse

⭐️ 4.6 (10485)

Jardin des Plantes

⭐️ 4.6 (9378)

Couvent des Jacobins

⭐️ 4.6 (5249)

Place Saint-Pierre

⭐️ 4.4 (4992)

Pont Neuf

⭐️ 4.6 (4339)

Grand Rond

⭐️ 4.5 (3908)

Saint Stephen's Cathedral

⭐️ 4.5 (3899)

Les Abattoirs

⭐️ 4.3 (3100)

Musée des Augustins

⭐️ 4.4 (2454)

Raymond VI Garden

⭐️ 4.5 (2342)

The top affordable restaurants in Toulouse

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Toulouse city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Restaurant J'Go Toulouse

⭐️ 4 (2315)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le May

⭐️ 4.4 (1830)

Price Range: $

La Cantine Des Sales Gosses

⭐️ 4.8 (1299)

Price Range: $$

La Gourmandine - Côté Marché - Toulouse

⭐️ 4.4 (1294)

Price Range: $$

Aux Pieds sous la Table

⭐️ 4.6 (1243)

Price Range: $$

Oh la vache!

⭐️ 4.7 (1099)

Price Range: $$

Le Patio de la Table Ronde

⭐️ 4.3 (962)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant The Kanteen

⭐️ 4.5 (950)

Price Range: $$

Les Caves de la Maréchale

⭐️ 4.3 (806)

Price Range: $$

Grain De Folie

⭐️ 4.7 (791)

Price Range: $$

L'Os à Moëlle

⭐️ 4.4 (693)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Toulouse

These are curated, high quality experiences in Toulouse hosted by locals!

NO DIET CLUB - Unique food tour in Toulouse !

Toulouse: its secrets and quirkiness

Meditative Concert Handpan and Singing

Take off your clothes and be drawn

Pub Crawl Toulouse

Market Tour & Lunch with a Local Foodie

A wine tasting workshop by a sommelier

Photoshoot à La Ville Rose

Explore Toulouse Wine Bars with a Local Wine Expert

Visit Toulouse in the Age of Enlightenment

End your night in some of the best bars in Toulouse

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Toulouse, curated exclusively for you.

The George and Dragon

⭐️ 4.5 (1532)

Price Range: $$

The London Town

⭐️ 4.4 (1474)

Price Range: $$

The Dry Dock

⭐️ 4.4 (1248)

Price Range: $

The Four Monkeys

⭐️ 4.4 (1136)

Price Range: $$

Fat Cat

⭐️ 4.6 (937)

Price Range: $$$

Le Petit Voisin

⭐️ 4.5 (916)

Price Range: $

Brownes of Sandymount

⭐️ 4.1 (910)

Price Range: $$

Au Fût et à mesure Toulouse

⭐️ 4.4 (894)

Price Range: $$

Toulouse Lautrec

⭐️ 4.6 (882)

Price Range: $$

Al Boschetto

⭐️ 4.3 (741)

Price Range: $$

The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery

⭐️ 4.7 (708)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Toulouse

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Toulouse you've come to the right place.

Boutique Hotel SOCLO

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La Tour Croix Baragnon

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Hotel Arena Toulouse

#3 of 87 hotels in ...

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#4 of 87 hotels in ...

Maison Anjali

#5 of 87 hotels in ...

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#6 of 87 hotels in ...

Hôtel Croix Baragnon

#8 of 87 hotels in ...

Mama Shelter Toulouse

#9 of 87 hotels in ...

Hôtel Héliot

#10 of 87 hotels in...

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Check out these bookable attractions in Toulouse

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Toulouse.

Aeroscopia Tour

One-day Admission to Cité de l'Espace

Sightseeing Bus Tour

City Self-guided Exploration Game

Open-top Minibus Tour

Toulouse City Card

One-hour Life-size Miniature Golf Experience

Self-guided Audio Walking Tour of the City

Self-guided City Trail

Old Town Exploration Game

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Toulouse?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Ma Biche sur Le Toit

⭐️ 3.9 (4376)

Price Range: $$$

Au Pois Gourmand restaurant terrasse gastronomique

⭐️ 4.8 (3565)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Michel Sarran

⭐️ 4.7 (1253)

Price Range: $$$$

Restaurant Emile

⭐️ 4.4 (1029)

Price Range: $$$

Les Beaux-Arts

⭐️ 4 (910)

Price Range: $$$

Le Point D'ogre

⭐️ 4.7 (896)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (694)

Price Range: $$$$

Le Genty Magre

⭐️ 4.6 (572)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Les P'tits Fayots

⭐️ 4.6 (545)

Price Range: $$$

Les Jardins de l'Opéra - Stéphane Tournié

⭐️ 4.2 (515)

Price Range: $$$$

Le Colombier

⭐️ 4.4 (465)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore Basilica of Saint-Sernin: This beautiful Romanesque-style basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it can be found in the centre of Toulouse. Inside, admire stunning stained glass windows, Michel de Montaigne's tomb and stonework adorning the walls.
  2. Visit Museum of Augustins: At this museum housed within an old abbey and convent, explore art from the 12th century up to the modern day. Discover works by the likes of Bacon, Dali and Chagall, as well as Toulouse-Lautrec and national art.
  3. Take a Boat Tour on the Garonne River: A great way to appreciate the city and take in the scenery is on a boat tour of the Garonne River. Cruise the waters and enjoy views of landmarks such as the banks of the Capitol Square and the Pont Neuf bridge.

The best time to visit Toulouse is in the late spring and summer (April to August). At this time of year, the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and exploring the cultural wonders of the city. Furthermore, popular events such as the Fete de la Musique are held in the city in June.

Toulouse is the perfect destination for a short break, with so much to see and do. Spending two to three days in Toulouse is perfect for those looking to see the main historical sights and attractions. Visitors are sure to have a unique and memorable experience exploring the city's many monuments, art galleries, museums, and charming neighborhoods.

Toulouse, France offers several great choices for travelers to get around. Taking the metro is one of the quickest and most efficient options, and it covers most areas of the city. If you’d like to experience the city at a more leisurely pace, consider renting a bike through the VeloToulouse bike share system, which provides access to hundreds of bikes scattered throughout the city. Alternatively, you can use the city’s extensive public bus system for a more scenic exploration of the city.

Toulouse is a great place to visit with kids. Keep them entertained with the interactive exhibits at the Cité de l'Espace, a theme park dedicated to space exploration. Visit the Quai de la Daurade, a harbor that provides fun activities such as kayaking and rowing. Finally, head to the Natural History Museum for a hands-on exhibition about the many creatures in the region.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Toulouse. To start off we'd have to mention The Coach House Pub, Al Boschetto, Toulouse Lautrec. Check out our page on the best bars in Toulouse.

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